UK terror attack will be monitored for G20 event
A "SICKENING and shocking" terror attack in the United Kingdom where two men butchered a British soldier before launching an Islamist tirade will be factored into police planning for the G20 event in Brisbane next year.
Acting Commissioner Ross Barnett said his team monitored events all over the word in preparation for world financial leaders gathering in the city on November 14, 2014.
He said the security planning was not rigid, rather reactive, flexible and fluid depending on activities leading up to the event.
"This was the sort of attack no one could have foreseen until it happened," he said.
"But we look at all of these offences, the motivation behind them, how they're carried out, what lessons we can learn from them.
"We look at every element of every offence that's gone on around the world and factor that into our planning for G20.
"That will continue every single day until we get to November 14, 2014."
Police Minister Jack Dempsey said he had regular briefings and all G20 planning was ahead of schedule including risk planning.
He said the Boston bombings and the UK slaughter highlighted the importance of the immense planning for an event.
"It is shocking and sends a chill through people to see the callousness ... to see members of their community have such extreme views and manifest that through such vicious acts," he said.
"That is repulsive to anyone in the community but I can assure you the QPS is one of the most professional police services in the world and I have great faith."